Fishing in Golf Country: Where Great Golf and Fly Fishing Can Be Found

Posted by yellowdog on 7/31/17 9:23 AM

While it’s fly fishing that fuels our passion here at Yellow Dog, we understand that many of our clients and anglers have multiple outdoor loves, with many liking the idea of slipping in a day or two of golf during their hard-earned fishing vacation!

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Topics: Other

8 Pliers for Saltwater Fly Fishing Showcased at IFTD

Posted by yellowdog on 7/26/17 9:32 AM

Pliers are a necessity in any basic angler’s gear bag. These are also one of most under-emphasized tools that an angler needs during their fishing trip. Whether you are fishing for barracuda, permit, tarpon, pike, musky, golden dorado, or toothy brown trout the need for a good set of pliers goes beyond cutting, rigging line or taking hooks out of fish.

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Topics: Fly Fishing Gear

The Best Destinations For Your First Saltwater Fly Fishing Trip

Posted by yellowdog on 7/24/17 6:06 AM


An angler’s first saltwater trip is a landmark experience. Many fishermen started their angling careers chasing after trout or warmwater species, and the leap into the world of saltwater is an entirely new game. Whether you’re looking to combine a few days of bonefishing with a family vacation, or are looking for an immersive experience, we have several lodges that cater exceptionally well to beginning and advanced saltwater anglers alike:

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

Airports: 16 Ways To Travel Smarter

Posted by yellowdog on 7/21/17 12:00 AM

These days, air travel is tough. There’s no way around it. Bad weather, unexpected delays, long lines at security checkpoints and other challenges may conspire to leave you stuck at the airport longer than you planned – or ever imagined. No need to let a delay ruin your trip.

Here are 16 tried-and-true tips to help you avoid the most common travel pitfalls.

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Topics: Travel Hacks

Fly Fishing For Giant Tarpon With Stu Apte

Posted by yellowdog on 7/20/17 12:00 AM

fly fishing for tarpon with stu apte

Take a minute and check out an incredible article written by Yellow Dog's close friend and legendary tarpon angler Stu Apte. If there was one guy out there who knows how to get tarpon to take a fly, it would be Stu. 

Fly fishing for tarpon on the flats requires a certain skill level that in many ways, is different than most other types of fly fishing. The most important elements of presenting a fly to tarpon revolve around speed and accuracy. If you’re someone who is new to saltwater fly fishing, you will definitely want to spend time practicing your casting before attempting to fish the flats for big tarpon.

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing

4 World Class International Family Freshwater Fly Fishing Trips

Posted by yellowdog on 7/19/17 12:55 AM


Not quite feeling the saltwater bug, but want to take the family on an epic adventure where you can still get some fishing in? Are your kids trout-savvy in the States but ready to expand their angling horizons? Or maybe you’re just looking for something different for your next family holiday.

A variety of out international freshwater destinations are suited to traveling families and couples. Several of these are best-suited to more mature (think teenage) children; we’re happy to chat about the best options for kids of all ages. Here are a few of our favorites:

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing

5 Tips From Doug McKnight To Make Your First Cast Count

Posted by Doug McKnight on 7/14/17 9:45 AM

Doug McKnight, Yellow Dog's Bahamas Program Director, gives us insight on delivering a perfect first cast.

Making your first cast count is one of the most important things about being successful in saltwater flats fishing. Nearly every time, your first shot affords the best chance at getting the bonefish, permit or tarpon to eat a fly. All of these fish have extraordinary vision and sixth sense of incoming danger. A repeat cast, even a good one, is often enough to turn a fish off from eating. Here are a few tips on making that great cast the first time, or what we like to call “one timing it!”

1. Practice Your Cast
Before you head out on your trip it is always a good idea to practice with your equipment. Whether it is your first time or your hundredth trip, everyone benefits from a little casting practice before a trip. If your cast needs work, take a lesson or two from a good instructor. Make your practice time as realistic as possible.

Set up your rig exactly as you would in the field in respect to your line, leader and fly. If you are going to be fishing with a weighted fly, practice with one! Practice when it is windy. Don’t worry about throwing a whole fly line, focus on accuracy in the 20 -70 foot range. Don’t practice repeat casts, start at the ready position with your fly in hand and get the fly to the target with a minimum of false casts. 

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Topics: Tips and Tricks

5 Tips For Fishing Travel on a Budget

Posted by yellowdog on 7/11/17 10:33 AM


If you’re looking to plan a fishing adventure in the near future, then your options – both saltwater and fresh – are seemingly endless. When it comes to high-end, all-inclusive packages that offer the best of everything for top dollar, there are plenty of destinations to choose from. For those on a budget and those looking to do a bit more on their own and save a few bucks, there are indeed some sure-fire ways to stretch your dollars and still enjoy great fishing opportunities. Here are a few thoughts on making the most of a budget-focused trip:

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Topics: Travel Hacks

Christmas Island Fly Fishing 101 With Camille Egdorf

Posted by yellowdog on 7/6/17 10:36 AM

Located in the remote South Pacific equidistant between Hawaii and New Zealand sits Kiritimati Island - the largest atoll in the world.. Known to anglers as Christmas Island, the untouched chain of islands is a popular destination for anglers seeking a multitude of species including bonefish, giant trevally, triggerfish, blue fin trevally and milkfish.

Camille Egdorf, Director of Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures Christmas Island program explains why this remote fishery is so sought after. 

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Topics: Saltwater Fly Fishing, Yellow Dog Staff

A Quick Guide to Fly Fishing Yellowstone National Park

Posted by yellowdog on 7/3/17 9:00 AM

Headquartered and based in Bozeman, Montana, we at Yellow Dog consider ourselves quite lucky to have a national treasure like Yellowstone National Park located directly in our “backyard.”

While over four million visitors flock to Yellowstone on an annual basis to see the geysers, canyons and roadside wildlife, the fact is that 99% of these visitors never leave the pavement and parking areas. Despite heavy visitor traffic to some areas of the park, there exists countless opportunities for exceptional fishing and hiking all throughout the Yellowstone backcountry. Beyond the developed tourist areas, the park offers a diverse, mountainous backcountry landscape that invites exploration by foot and/or pack animal. This is the “hidden” Yellowstone that few visitors will ever experience, with thousands of miles of trails, hundreds of lakes and over a thousand miles of rivers and streams.

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing

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